Study

Effects of a prescribed burn on nest-site choice of sage sparrow Amphispiza belli in sagebrush steppe at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho, USA

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Use prescribed burning on shrublands

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Use prescribed burning on shrublands

    A before-and-after study in Artemisia spp. sagebrush habitat around the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho, USA (Winter & Best 1985), found that in 1982 all 34 sage sparrow Amphispiza belli nests found were within sagebrush plants. In 1983, after a prescribed burn created a mosaic of burned and unburned patches, 23 of 29 nests (79%) were within sagebrush but six were in atypical locations: five on the ground under small plants and one within a grass clump.

     

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